Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • I am not Pipi Longstckings. You may have that impression from my hair, but I assure you it is a most unfortunate coincidence. Nor is my name Wendy for that matter.

    I am a bullfighter that fights only on halloween. All the other bullfighters make fun of me because I do not wear tight tight pants. I do not wear tight tight pants, but I don't stuff the front of my pants with toilet paper either. I come to exist just for this Halloween. If you were to hear my voice aloud it would lack a Spanish accent. I am not a stereotype of an ethnic culture, only an interpretation of a bullfighter. There is a difference I hope. Halloween is a holiday where many find opportunity to explore other genders, ethnic backgrounds and cultures then their norm. Recently a friend informed me of the fact she saw some fair-skinned people in blackface.

    How would that person with blackface feel in a crowded room of people of darker color?
    How would I feel in a room full of real-life bull fighters in this get up? The second is not a likely situation, but hey, it could happen. Weird conventions happen. It is good to be prepared for that situation. I do suspect most Wiccans are used to little girls in wicked witch costumes ringing their doors and asking for candy. But how does a Romani or Native American feel when they see other humans dressed up as them?
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.